The former Finance Ministry bureau chief was summoned on Tuesday as a sworn witness at the Diet. He repeatedly refused to answer questions about a document falsification scandal, citing the possibility of criminal prosecution.
The Finance Ministry has decided to report on Monday that documents related to a discounted sale of state-owned land to an Osaka-based school operator were secretly altered. The National Tax Agency head resigned on Friday to take responsibility for the scandal.”
An anonymous complaint has been lodged against a director of Japan Wrestling Federation development for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho. It said that he began to interfere with her training after she moved her base to Tokyo in 2008.